publication date: Thursday, September 13, 2018 (part of Fall 2018)
clue: This children's book illustrator, best remembered for drawings of frightened lions and foolish scarecrows, earned enough money to buy an island and declare himself a king, even though he shared his name with a Scottish warrior who famously opposed a king.
explanation: William Wallace Denslow earned enough money from illustrating The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Mother Goose, and other best-selling books that he bought an island in Bermuda. more…
intended difficulty: medium
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, and Erik Bates